Category: Microsoft Teams

Microsoft details Satin, a new AI powered audio codec that powers Teams

Skype invented the Silk audio codec and transformed the VoIP industry. Silk is an adaptive variable bitrate codec that can seamlessly switch from delivering narrowband (8 kHz) speech at ultra-low bandwidth of 6 kbps to offer a near-transparent quality speech at higher bit rates. After acquiring Skype, Microsoft started using Silk audio codec in its […]
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Concerns remain about Microsoft Teams employee analytics

Microsoft was embroiled in a controversy last year when they unveiled their new Productivity Score feature, an element of their new Microsoft Workplace Analytics tool, which would assign a number to how well an employee was engaging with their work and colleagues using electronic communication, with many calling the micro-managing surveillance dystopian. Microsoft responded to […]
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Customer Key support for Microsoft Teams now available in preview

Microsoft already has Customer Key support for Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, and OneDrive. At Ignite, Microsoft announced that it will bring Customer Key support for Microsoft Teams. Today, Microsoft announced the public preview of Customer Key support for Microsoft Teams. With Customer Key, organizations can control the root encryption keys for their Microsoft 365 data […]
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Microsoft launches new Teams Public Preview channel

Microsoft today announced some new changes in how organizations can preview upcoming Microsoft Teams features. First, Microsoft Teams is adopting pre-release channel names like Office and Windows Insider programs. Second, Microsoft launches the new Teams Public Preview channel. Microsoft Teams Public Preview channel is for organizations who want to evaluate a feature or developers who […]
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Dell launches own Microsoft Teams Rooms Meeting Space solution

The video conferencing room solution space is very hot right now, and it appears Dell has decided to throw their hat into the ring. Dell is launching a solution called Meeting Space which consists of a number of standard pieces of hardware configured to work well together. Their Meeting Space Solutions includes: Dell OptiPlex Micro […]
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How to use Spotlight in Microsoft Teams

Three weeks ago Microsoft announced several new features for Microsoft Teams users across the world. One of these brand-new features was Spotlight. With Spotlight, presenters can lock their video as the main view for all meeting participants. This helps the presenter control the main video feed that a participant sees during the meeting. This is different […]
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Microsoft Teams to get several new features including real-time noise suppression in the coming months

Microsoft Teams to get several new features including real-time noise suppression in the coming months

With COVID-19 (coronavirus) continuing to impact people around the world, teams and schools everywhere are moving to remote work and distance learning. This has resulted in increased usage of communication tools like Microsoft Teams, Slack, Zoom, Hangouts and others. Recently, Microsoft shared that they saw a 500 percent increase in usage of Teams meetings, calling, […]
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Microsoft Teams is not working as expected for some users

Microsoft Teams is not working as expected for some users

Microsoft Teams is not working as expected for some users around the world. Microsoft has acknowledged the outage. Microsoft has now informed users that it is investigating messaging-related functionality issue. Microsoft will provide an update with further information soon. We’re investigating messaging-related functionality problems within Microsoft Teams. Please refer to TM206544 in your admin center […]
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Microsoft shares guide for using Microsoft Teams to implement Remote Learning

Microsoft shares guide for using Microsoft Teams to implement Remote Learning

With the coronavirus pandemic only just getting started, it is increasingly likely that educational institutions will be closed for expended periods. Many schools and universities are turning to remote learning, and one tool ready-made for the job is Microsoft Teams for Education. Microsoft Teams is a digital hub that brings conversations, content, assignments, and apps […]
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Teams vs Slack Adoption – Teams twice as popular says Survey

Despite collaboration tool Slack’s protestations, it seems Microsoft Teams is indeed much more popular than Slack in the Enterprise setting. Microsoft has earlier claimed 20 million Daily Active Users vs Slack’s 12 million, and now CNBC’s Q4 Technology Executive Council Survey of Microsoft Teams vs Slack Adoption confirmed that 58% of their respondents used Microsoft […]
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